ATTN JMS: writing B5 vs. anthology shows

B5JMS Poster b5jms-owner at
Sat Aug 16 06:42:02 EDT 1997

From: chalc at (Andrew L. Cooksy)
Date: 14 Aug 1997 18:30:56 -0400
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I've been enjoying the syndicated Twilight Zone on TNT, including your 
many contributions to the show.  I'm guessing that an anthologgy show
like that gives the writer much more control over character and story
than the epsiodic series.  Did writing for Twilight Zone prepare you 
for the creation of Babylon 5, more so than your work for Murder She 
Wrote and other episodic series?  And do you have any particular
favorites of yours from TZ?

Thanks for Babylon 5, and for your other work too.

Andy Cooksy

Andrew Cooksy                                  chalc at

From: jmsatb5 at (Jms at B5)
Date: 15 Aug 1997 08:42:59 -0400
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I don't think that writing an anthology show prepares you for anything
other than writing an anthology show.  What it did do was give me a little
more confidence in my writing, and allow for opportunities to experiment
with the form.  I've pretty much always written when I was interested in

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